The Larsen Ice Shelf, which sits on the very tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, has already had 2 colossal disintegrations in the past 20 years. Scientist are currently on watch for a new crack that seems to brew some troublesome patterns, as reported by IFLScience.com
This news about the Larsen C fracture, is not new. Last March, it was stated
that the rift was getting more and more intense, resulting an event that could happen any minute. Now, the research from Antarctica under project MIDAS have been noticing that the crack has progressed at a very alarming rate over the past few months.
Recently in a blog post
, the group of scientists and geographers from the UK stated that as of August 2016, the rift grew 22 kilometers longer than what was recorded via satellite in March this year.
Based on the tweet, the day feared by these researchers are getting closer and closer as clearly shown on the data gathered. Ice shelves such as the Larsen A and Larsen B were lost back in 1995 and 2002 respectively. By far, the biggest, Larsen C, which covers 55,000 square kilometers, twice as big as Hawaii, will cause the third biggest ice calving
in recorded history.